Robert Eugene Smith, 81, of Savannah, died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Hospice Savannah, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in St. Catherine, Missouri, and was preceded in death by a daughter, Elaine Smith Holley; his parents, Theresa Leah Rauer Smith and Freddie Earl Smith, his stepfather, Herbert Peper, 5 brothers and 1 sister.
He was a veteran, having served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and was retired from the U. S. Postal Service. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Elizabeth Dickey Smith, of Savannah, Ga; a daughter, Dianne Smith Jenkins (Ron) of Marietta, Ga; 4 grandchildren, Shelley Barrett (Jon), Jessica Bookhoop (Josh), Austin Holley (Megan), and Dalton Holley, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great- great granddaughter, and a brother, Herbert Peper (Janet)
Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fairhaven Funeral Home – Hubert C. Baker Chapel.
Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Hubert C. Baker Chapel, with Rev. Jeff Hartman, officiating.
Entombment with Military Honors will be conducted at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Remembrances: Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, Ga 31406.
Fairhaven Funeral Home – Hubert C. Baker Chapel
Savannah, Ga 31406